Bridie was suffering from persistent headaches and according to the GP she had seen these were just symptoms of stress, reports the Liverpool Echo. As her headaches became more and more regular and her condition deteriorated, the young woman undertook an internet search to find a probable cause for her symptoms. Her research revealed that her symptoms could be consistent with a brain tumor.
After feeling unwell, two weeks later, she went to the hospital and the diagnosis came in. “I knew working in healthcare that it didn’t smell good,” Bridie recalled, when told she had a brain tumour. On September 22, she underwent an 11-hour operation to remove the tumor.
After the operation, she received occupational therapy and physiotherapy to help her walk again, and within 11 days she was ready to go home and begin her recovery. “A lumbar puncture showed there was no evidence of cancer in my cerebrospinal fluid or spine, which means I am eligible for pronton therapy. “said the young woman.
Before starting treatment, Bridie and her boyfriend will shave their heads on October 28 in aid of the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. “It’s a charity that is close to my heart,” she says. “Since finding out I was going to lose my hair, I knew I wanted to do it for a good cause. I didn’t want it to be because of the cancer. »